The New Order: First Contact
Full Communism and Transhumanism
In the popular science fiction TV and film series, Star Trek, the Borg is an army of cyborgs traveling throughout the galaxy destroying civilizations and whole races of people. Their spoils of war consist of the assimilation of whats left of the conquered races, and the addition of all their knowledge and being, into the Borg hive-mind network. As individuals, the captured people cease to exist and are subsumed into one unified machine of war and conquest. Implanted with cybernetic devices the victims become ‘units’ of one collective organism.
Like all good action movies, the Borg bad guys are defeated in the end. But as the lights go up and the credits roll, we are left to reflect on the obvious social commentary. The writer clearly makes the point that, in order for humans to ‘fit into’ the collective, they must be altered and rendered incapable of independent thought.
In the socialist scheme of things the goal is to bring about universal equality, no economic want, and worldwide peace, overseen by a strong central government, of course. According to socialist theology, this will usher in the final stage of human history: Communism – the ultimate collective. In time, the state will “wither away” and mankind will joyfully ‘give according to his abilities and take according to his needs’.
As Marxian scholar, P.J.D. Wiles, puts it.., “Full Communism is that final state of humanity in which productivity is higher than wants and everyone can help himself in the warehouses (not shops!). Since productivity cannot be unlimited, this entails that wants are limited: a direct contradiction to one of the basic propositions of Western economics. This is only possible because wants have been reduced to needs, Originally a governmental concept, needs are accepted as valid by each consumer, and internalized to become the new wants.”*
Assuming that this internalization genuinely takes hold in the course of countless generations under a totalitarian dictatorship, what the heck, the whole thing just may work. But what if humanity proves to be stubborn and for some odd reason bitterly clings to personal freedoms? What if we see through future exhortations to sacrifice for the common good as merely more ideological ruses perpetrated by the same, or yet other, self-serving elites? Oops! Well then, we must be altered. Technocrats and pop culture gurus agree; we must transcend our own humanity.
Wikipedia defines Transhumanism [notated as h+] as “an international intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to improve human mental and physical characteristics and capacities. The movement regards aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging, and involuntary death as unnecessary and undesirable. Transhumanists look to biotechnologies and other emerging technologies for these purposes.” That’s the politically correct version.
Darwinian biologist Julian Huxley, brother of author Aldous Huxley,* appears to have been the first to use the actual word “transhumanism”. The first director of UNESCO (1946) and a prominent member of the British Eugenics Society, Huxley promoted strong centralized planning, social engineering, and population control…
“Huxley was one of many intellectuals at the time who believed that the lowest class in society was genetically inferior. This passage, from 1941, puts [his] view forcefully:
“The lowest strata are reproducing too fast. Therefore… they must not have too easy access to relief or hospital treatment lest the removal of the last check on natural selection should make it too easy for children to be produced or to survive; long unemployment should be a ground for sterilisation.”*
The quintessential progressive, Huxley pioneered utopian thought to its next logical level. As a subjective value of what humanity should be, not what humanity is, Progressivism has found the missing factor in the formula for building the perfect society: h+.
Eliminating unpredictable human behavior with bioengineered ‘enhancements’ will ensure cooperation. Transhumanism is sometimes refered to as, ‘posthumanism’.
Overtly a preposterous idea to most of us, nevertheless, we are incrementally becoming habituated to willingly plug into the hive. The scientific dictatorship has manufactured an appeal for the hive-mind: Convenience. Diabolical mass media mind control, however, will have less to do with it than our own ego and gluttony. Why be inconvenienced by the mental labor and anxious uncertainty of sorting out life’s problems when others can solve them for you.
A growing ethos of irresponsibility has replaced the spirit of self-reliance. OnStar relieves us of reading a map and keeping track of our own car. No longer needed is short-term memory or handwritten notes. We stand in the cereal aisle thankful for our cell phone; “Honey, they’re out of granola.., what should I do?” Art Bell, former host of popular radio talk show, Coast to Coast AM, once observed, “Americans are so lazy, if the remote is broken, they will not get off the couch to change channels even if they can’t stand the program.” Embodied in this statement are a thousand words.
We boast of our advanced lifestyle of instant gratification, but forget the mental and spiritual cost. It’s much easier to have someone else craft a comfortable delusion for us to live in than to face painful reality with assertive and independent analytical thought.
We are composed of a generation of Americans who have been handed the luxuries of liberty, but do not comprehend the sacrifices involved and the true value of it. Big Brother tells us slavery is freedom. One lie begets another. The contrived boogeymen of terrorism, pandemics, and God knows what else, will work to get us to hand over the last pretense of freedom. Grateful for the promise of peace and security, many will clamor for microchip implants. Chipping pets and children have already begun. Real time government tracking and tracing will insure the continuance of our comfortable delusion.., if only we follow the rules. Implanted h+ enhancements will complete our servitude and guarantee our devotion to the New Order.
Incumbant upon Truth and Freedom activists is, not only organizing political campaigns, but working to unplug the masses from false realities and paradigms, as well.
References and notes:
*Full Communism, Marxian Economics, The New Palgrave, 1990 U.K.
*Author of Brave New World: http://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-World-Aldous-Huxley/dp/0060929871
*Wikipedia: Julian Huxley
For years, Art Bell broadcasted from his home in Pahrump, NV. He is now semi-retired and living in the Philippines.